About David Essex at New Theatre Oxford
Internationally renowned singer, composer and actor David Essex has announced his first major tour in over four years. The 18-date UK tour taking place in September will see him perform much-loved hits spanning over his entire repertoire.
Why go and see it?
David Essex is the only artiste in the world to have achieved success in all areas of entertainment and continues to break boundaries with his unique talent.
David first shot to fame when he went to an audition for the London production of the musical Godspell and was chosen by enthusiastic US producers for the role of Jesus. He received major awards and some ecstatic reviews that saw him lead a cast at the Roundhouse and then at the West End for two years.
Since then, David Essex has enjoyed a remarkable career combining concerts, records, theatre, composing, films and television with striking success. He has written, recorded and produced albums that have sold millions of copies worldwide.
He’s also had twenty-three ‘Top 30’ singles in Britain alone. These include the Grammy© nominated Rock On, which not only topped the charts in Britain and the USA but sold over one million copies.
Subsequent singles followed, such as Lamplight, Hold Me Close, and Gonna Make You A Star that made David a household name. Mayhem ensued throughout the UK, with crowds for his concerts resembling Beatlemania and traffic stopping whenever he appeared.
David has continued to this day to produce and write albums, including 2013’s Reflections and has contributed to stage and screen with the likes of Silver Dream Machine taken from Silver Dream Racer, in which he starred.
Acting credits also include That’ll Be The Day, its sequel Stardust, Traveller, The Guvnors, Black Prince and more recently, BBC’s EastEnders as the head of the Moon family.
Theatre credits include outstanding performances in Evita, Boogie Nights 2, ELF!, Footloose, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Aspects Of Love, plus his own musicals Mutiny! and All The Fun Of The Fair.
David has also written a bestselling poetry book Travelling Tinker Man & Other Rhymes and two successful autobiographies – ‘A Charmed Life’ and ‘Over The Moon’ – the latter a Number 1 Sunday Times Bestseller.
About New Theatre Oxford
There has been a theatre on George Street for almost 170 years. The first theatre was built in 1836, and a second in 1886. In 1934, the third New Theatre opened.
The theatre has been owned by several different companies and undergone several name changes. It is now owned by the Ambassador Theatre Group and hosts everything from ballet and opera to musicals.
On performance days, the Box Office opens at noon and closes 15 minutes after the show starts. If there is a performance on a Sunday or Bank Holiday, Box Office will open 2 hours before the show begins and close 15 minutes after the show starts.
There is a large air-conditioned bar with seating located below the Stalls Foyer, two further bars in the Circle Foyer and an additional one at the back of the balcony. All stocked with an array of drinks and snacks.
There is a cloakroom located in the stalls bar. If this is closed, please speak to a member of staff. £1 per item. It is free to ATG Theatre Card members.